Wiley suggested that Sheeran had used “his sound” on the remix of "Take Me Back to London”, his song with Stormzy. He accused the singer of being a "clout chaser" and of collaborating with one of the biggest stars of grime "to look good".
"Dear Wiley, just wanna clear a few things up,” Sheeran wrote in a Twitter post.
"I never said no to doing a song for you after we made ‘You’. You wanted to release ‘If I Could’ the same week as my debut single on a major label, and I merely asked if you could move to a week before or a week after, which you did. The song came out, and I’m still very proud of it."
Sheeran continued: “I’ve said yes to 90 per cent of the features I’ve been personally asked for, unless I’ve been on a break or I haven’t known the artist personally.
"The only time I can think of that I didn’t let my name get featured on a song I was on, was on Chip’s 'League of My Own Part 2'. He asked me to sing backing vocals, which [I] did, and I didn’t feel comfortable being a featured artist when I hadn’t written or performed properly on the song.”
Sheeran added that he has a "deep respect for the scene" as well as for Wiley.
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